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Ditto Clipboard Manager

Ditto Clipboard Manager
Here's a handy OpenSource utility that could become a favorite among users needing a flexible solution to reusing clip text — or just about any other items they want to copy and paste into the same file — or anywhere elsewhere, even on another computer. According to its maker, Ditto is an ext... More »

iPhone Buzz: CardStar

iPhone Buzz: CardStar
If you're like many people today, you carry around a wide and odd sized assortment of personal identification cards. Whether it's the gym membership or automobile insurance minicard on your keychain or the BestBuy Reward Zone card in your wallet, these bulky and easily misplaced enablers and byprodu... More »

The Mainstreaming of BDSM Gear

The Mainstreaming of BDSM Gear
What do you imagine of when you think of bondage? “Whips, chains, leather, scary, David Carradine” — these are some of the responses Todd Carter, director of sales and marketing at Sportsheets, has heard from retailers when discussing the marketing of his company’s sexual positioning product... More »

The Doc Is In

The Doc Is In
Doc Johnson makes it its policy to keep up with the Joneses, even if that sometimes means keeping up with itself. Since its inception in 1976, the adult company has made its name by making sex toys — lots and lots of sex toys. Company representatives estimated its current offerings stand at m... More »

The Comeback Crew

The Comeback Crew
Formerly retired adult performers are returning to the blue screen in surprising numbers, including major stars like former Vivid contract performers Raylene and Dyanna Lauren and popular non-contract performers like Avy Scott and Jenna Presley. We talked to three of them about where they have been ... More »

Hot, Fresh and New!

Hot, Fresh and New!
In the ever-changing world of adult entertainment there are always a few principles that remain fixed. One of the constants you can always hang your hat on is the regular influx of new directors, studios and stars. While current times have shown the adult biz is by no means recession proof, entr... More »

Captured Incognito

Captured Incognito
Sex in a public place — it’s a fantasy any honest human being will admit to having. There’s that whole thrill factor that comes with potentially getting caught having your Big-O in the great outdoors — even if it’s in an alley. Thanks to porn, people afraid to live out this fantasy in... More »

Giving Credit to My Crew

Giving Credit to My Crew
When someone compliments me on my work, there is nothing I’d rather do than take all the credit for myself. But in reality, my photos are a team effort. With all of the preparation that goes into making the girls look the way they do, it’s a job I couldn’t possibly do on my own. So though I gr... More »

Tool Tips: Portrait Professional

Tool Tips: Portrait Professional
For photographers, designers and others involved with prepping images of models for publication, either online or off, one of the biggest challenges is to enhance the model's beauty while mitigating his or her flaws. This was traditionally the job of the airbrush artist and is now solidly the re... More »

FSC's Secret Weapon

FSC's Secret Weapon
Free Speech Coalition is privileged to work with some of the best lobbyists in the nation. So why is it that our lobby efforts often go unnoticed? Because a lobbyist’s most effective work happens behind the scenes in the offices and halls of our states’ and nation’s capitals. California ... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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